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Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Pain around the vulva or vagina

  • Penis hurts

  • Pain in the genital area

  • Urination pain with little urine

  • There is a sore in the crotch

  • Pained urination with a reduced urine flow

  • Ulcers over the genitals

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What is Genital Herpes?

This is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). It causes small, painful blisters on the private parts.

Typical Symptoms of Genital Herpes

  • Pain in the penis

  • Pain around the vulva or vagina

  • Lump or bump on the penis

  • Ulcers over the genitals

  • Decreased urine volume with painful urination

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Pain when passing urine

  • Bumps or swellings around the vulva/vagina

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Genital Herpes

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have penis pain?

  • Do you have genital pain?

  • Do you feel any lumps on your penis?

  • Do you have sores or erosion in your private area?

  • Are you experiencing painful urination and decreased urine output?

Treatmentof Genital Herpes

Although there is no cure for genital herpes, antivirals can help shorten recovery time. This can be administered through creams or oral medication.

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References

  • Vestergaard T. [Genital herpes]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2018 May 14;180(20):V01180024. Danish. PMID: 29798750.

    https://ugeskriftet.dk/videnskab/genital-herpes

  • Gupta R, Warren T, Wald A. Genital herpes. Lancet. 2007 Dec 22;370(9605):2127-37. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61908-4. PMID: 18156035.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(07)61908-4/fulltext

  • Garland SM, Steben M. Genital herpes. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Oct;28(7):1098-110. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2014.07.015. Epub 2014 Aug 4. PMID: 25153069.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1521693414001394?via%3Dihub

  • Management of Genital Herpes in Pregnancy: ACOG Practice Bulletinacog Practice Bulletin, Number 220. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 May;135(5):e193-e202. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003840. PMID: 32332414.

    https://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/2020/05000/Management_of_Genital_Herpes_in_Pregnancy__ACOG.53.aspx

Reviewed By:

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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